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    11th Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    Applications open October 3, 2022 - April 3, 2023
    https://bit.ly/P3Application2022-23

    Congratulations to the 2021-22 P3 Eco-Challenge Top School Winner - Walter C Young Middle!

    Grisel Berrios and Debra Hixon at awards ceremony

    2022 P3 winners

    For a complete list of the 2021-22 P3 Eco-Challenge Nominees, please see the P3 Winners and Nominees accordion link below.

    What Is the P3 Eco-Challenge?  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) P3 Eco-Challenge recognizes and rewards traditional BCPS schools, teachers, students, non-instructional and custodial staff for their efforts to learn about and implement environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities. There are two types of P3 challenges:

    P3 School Challenge – For schools that demonstrate participation in or implementation of different sustainability metrics based on a rubric composed of 5 comprehensive categories:

    1. School Grounds Enhancement
    2. School Sustainability
    3. Curriculum Integration
    4. Community Involvement
    5. Administrative Support

    Environmental Stewardship Recognition – For BCPS teachers, students, non-instructional and custodial staff who show evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and education of environmental issues. The metrics of this category include: 

    1. Awareness and Involvement
    2. Current Professional Development/Affiliation
    3. Instructional Soundness/Creativity
    4. Skill Building

    See the P3 Application - How to Apply accordion link below for details on how to apply.  

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    The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort among the Applied Learning Department of the Office of AcademicsEnvironmental Health & Safety DepartmentInformation & Technology Department of BCPS, and our partners, Broward County Natural Resources Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO).
     
     
  • 2022-23 P3 Eco-Challenge

    2022-23 Eleventh P3 Eco-Challenge

    P3 applications open October 3, 2022 - April 3, 2023

    P3 School Challenge – For schools that demonstrate participation in or implementation of different sustainability metrics based on a rubric composed of 5 comprehensive categories:

    1. School Grounds Enhancement
    2. School Sustainability
    3. Curriculum Integration
    4. Community Involvement
    5. Administrative Support

      Mini-Grant We are continuing our mini-grant for P3 applicants. Submit a proposal and let us know how we can assist your school in keeping your environmental initiatives going. Five schools will be chosen for a $200 grant each. Your school must apply for at least one of the five school categories above to be considered for the mini-grant.

    Environmental Stewardship Recognition – 

    For BCPS teachers, students, non-instructional and custodial staff who show evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and education of environmental issues. The metrics for this category include: 

    1. Awareness and Involvement
    2. Current Professional Development/Affiliation
    3. Instructional Soundness/Creativity
    4. Skill Building
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    See the P3 Application - How to Apply accordion link below for details on how to apply.   

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  • P3 Eligibility

    ELIGIBILITY

    P3 School Challenge

    1. Open and free to all traditional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). 
    2. All applications with documentation are due by April 3, 2023. See the P3 Application - How to Apply accordion link below for metrics.
    3. Only complete nominations submitted on time will be considered.
    4. Finalists will be notified by April 19, 2023.

    Mini-Grant - In order to be considered for the mini-grant, your school must also apply for at least 1 of the P3 Eco-Challenges for this year.


    Environmental Stewardship Recognition

    1. Open and free to traditional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, educators, non-instructional and custodial staff.  Non-instructional staff can be school volunteers and staff.
    2. All applications with documentation should be received by the due date.

      Students and Educators - We still have the STEM Quarterly Challenges, which is separate from our yearly P3 Eco-Challenge with the Awards Ceremony in May.  For the STEM Quarterly Challenges, visit - https://bit.ly/browardstemchallenges.

  • P3 Application - How to Apply

    2022-23 Eleventh P3 Eco-Challenge

    Applications available October 3, 2022 - April 3, 2023

    P3 Eco-Challenge application detailed info from this Canvas course https://bit.ly/P3Application2022-23

    There are 2 ways to complete your P3 application (you can use either or both):

    1) Via ArcGIS Survey123 app you can access through your phone or your computer. You can take pictures (real-time) and send them towards your application.

    2) Via Canvas. We'll create an application page for you under Collaborations. Send an email to rmalones@browardschools.com with the following information:

    Your name and email address (and the names and email addresses of any collaborators) – must be @browardschools.com email address

      1. Nominee's name(s) or school name 
      2. School category (1-5 or all) or Stewardship category (educators, students, non-instructional or custodial staff). 

    Once we receive your info for the Canvas page, look under the Collaborations link (left side of Canvas) to see your nominee’s name (school or stewardship category). You and your collaborators should be able to access the page(s).

    What’s the difference between the two ways?

    • ArcGIS Survey123 app - You can take pictures using your phone or tablet and directly send them to support your application. However, your collaborators have to send in pictures via their own account.
    • Canvas application – you can have collaborators working on the same application but you have to upload the pictures. The actual rubric is uploaded into your application.

    Downloadable documents:

    2022-23 P3 Eco-Challenge Applications - Rubrics and Instructions on How to Apply

    1. School Metrics and How to Apply (includes info on School Cover Sheet)
    2. School Metrics Summary (total points per category)
    3. Educator Stewardship Rubric and How to Apply
    4. Student Stewardship Rubric and How to Apply
    5. Non-Instructional Stewardship Rubric and How to Apply
    6. Custodial Stewardship Rubric and How to Apply

    Mini-Grant We are continuing our mini-grant for P3 applicants. Submit a proposal and let us know how we can assist your school in keeping your environmental initiatives going. Five schools will be chosen for a $200 grant each. Your school must apply for at least one of the five school categories to be eligible for the mini-grant. 

    Apply via this MS Form (you have to upload your pictures/documents) or ArcGIS Survey123 (you can take pictures directly from your device). The person who applies for the school must be a BCPS school teacher or staff. 

    To see this year’s winners and their bios, see the link below under Nominees and Winners.

    For further questions, send an email to: browardstem@browardschools.com

  • P3 Prizes

    Save the Date: Tentatively May 10, 2023 Awards Ceremony at Long Key Nature Center (following CDC guidelines)

    PRIZES

    P3 School Challenge:

    • Top school prize for applying for all categories: $2,000 and the winning banner/plaque
    • Top prize for each category: $500

    Mini-Grant - Five schools will be chosen for a $200 grant each. You must apply for any of the P3 school category to be eligible for the mini-grant.

    Environmental Stewardship Recognition:

    • Educators: $500 Top prize per level
    • Students: $100 Top prize per level
    • Non-Instructional: $200 top prize 
    • Custodial Staff: $300 Top prize

    2nd prize cash and prizes will depend on this year's sponsorship.

    ALL COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL RECEIVE PRIZES!

  • P3 Winners and Nominees (Bios and Programs)

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    P3 Eco-Challenge Results

    2021-22 Tenth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2020-21 Ninth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge (no awards ceremony due to the pandemic)

    2019-20 Eighth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge - canceled due to the pandemic

    2018-19 Seventh Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2017-18 Sixth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2016-17 Fifth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2015-16 Fourth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2014-15 Third Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2013-14 Second Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2012-13 First Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

  • P3 Resources

    P3 RESOURCES


    Questions? Send an email to browardstem@browardschools.com

  • P3 Sponsors

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    P3 Annual Sponsors

    All nominees receive generous awards and prizes for their stewardship, thanks to our very generous sponsors.  We wish to thank all of our sponsors for supporting our schools, educators, administrators, students, custodial and non-instructional individuals in their environmental efforts!

    2021-22 Tenth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Sponsors


    2020-21 Ninth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge - List of Sponsors

    2019-20 Eight Annual P3 Eco-Challenge - canceled due to COVID 19

    2019 P3 Eco-Challenge sponsors
    2018-19 Seventh Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2017-18 Sixth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2016-17 Fifth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2015-16 Fourth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2014-15 Third Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2013-14 Second 
    Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2012-13 First Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

  • About P3

    About the P3 Eco-Challenge


    The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge engages and rewards traditional and charter BCPS schools, teachers, students, administrators, non-instructional and custodial staff in learning about and implementing environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.

    This initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort among the Applied Learning Department of the Office of AcademicsEnvironmental Health & Safety DepartmentInformation & Technology Department of BCPS, and their partners, Broward County Natural Resources Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO).  

    On January 17, 2018, Broward County Public Schools was one of a few districts that were awarded a Florida Green School District gold designation, the highest level of distinction, at the Florida Healthy School District Symposium for going beyond the minimum requirements of Florida Statutes. The district has been awarded the gold designation since then.  To learn more about the Florida Green School initiative, visit their website.

    On October 29, 2013, the P3 Eco-Challenge team won the Florida Green Schools Award (district level) for its efforts in the district’s environmental initiatives.

    The P3 Team and some of the 2012-13 winners

    Pictured above - The 2012 P3 Team and some of the 2012-13 winners.


    There are two P3 challenges: The P3 School Challenge and the Environmental Stewardship Recognition. Competitors in the school challenge must document participation in or implementation of sustainable practices in one or more of the categories of School Grounds Enhancement, School Sustainability, Curriculum Integration, Community Involvement, and Administrative Support. The Environmental Stewardship Recognition originated from our partner, Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and has been incorporated into the P3 challenge. The stewardship competition involves educators, students, non-instructional and custodial staff demonstrating evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and educational awareness of environmental issues under the categories of Awareness and Involvement, Current Professional Development/Affiliation, Instructional Soundness and Creativity, and Skill Building. Further information, resources, and the application can be accessed online through the main P3 website.

    Participants in the Broward P3 Eco-Challenge will be recognized for their efforts during an award ceremony at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. Top prize for the school that best exemplifies the green practices overall receives the P3 top award of $2,000 and the top teachers will receive $500. School category winners, students, educators, non-instructional and custodial staff winners will also receive awards.

    CONTACT:

    STEM + Computer Science, Applied Learning Department, Office of Academics Division – via email at browardstem@browardschools.com

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning: STEM +CS

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1880

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    Dr. Lisa Milenkovic

    Supervisor

P3 Announcements

  • BCPS won the Gold designation again for the Florida Green District Award for 2021. STEM + Computer Science staff with the winning banner below.

    STEM + CS staff with winning banner

     

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  • Congratulations to the 2021-22 top school P3 Eco-Challenge winner, Walter C Young Middle!  To see all nominees and winners, scroll down this page to P3 Links and click the P3 Winners and Nominees (Bios and Programs).

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  • Watch the 2017-18 Awards Ceremony video here.  This link will take you outside of the BCPS website.

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